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Andalucía reviews the municipal restrictions as the region's coronavirus incidence rate drops

A police checkpoint on the Costa del Sol.
A police checkpoint on the Costa del Sol. / ÑITO SALAS
  • Areas facing new border lockdowns or the closure of non-essential activities are set to be announced although some towns will see restrictions eased

The regional Andalusian government will decide this Thursday (4 February) which new municipalities must tighten their restrictions to try to stop the third wave of the coronavirus.

According to the data on the incidence rate of the virus, the Junta will order perimeter lockdowns or the closure of non-essential activity in the cities, towns and villages that exceed the established contagion thresholds.

The incidence rate of the coronavirus in Andalusian municipalities is reviewed twice a week.

As of Wednesday, the Andalusian government had ordered the perimeter closure of 541 municipalities in the region with an incidence rate higher than 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, including the eight provincial capitals, according to the BOJA official gazette.

For 302 of those 541 municipalities, the Junta has also ordered the closure of all non-essential activities for exceeding 1,000 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

Relaxed measures

Andalucía as a whole has lowered its incidence rate of Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days to 894.3, 29.8 points fewer than that registered on Tuesday (924, 1) and 21 points lower than last Wednesday (915.3).

The Junta will evaluate the situation this Thursday and update the list of municipalities that exceed the incidence rate of 500 and 1,000 for the application of restrictive measures for a minimum period of 14 days that will come into effect in the early hours of Saturday morning.

If a municipality falls below 1,000 or 500 cases, the measures may be relaxed, provided that 14 days have elapsed since they were applied.